Microsoft news recap: machine learning comes to Skype Lite, HealthVault to get 2FA and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft, Satya Nadella lash out at Trump administration for reported end to DACA

Microsoft’s President Brad Smith and CEO, Satya Nadella, have lashed out at reports that the Trump administration is planning to end DACA, a program that helps protect young undocumented immigrants, by helping them remain in the country.

Satya Nadella Build 2017

Microsoft brings machine learning to Skype Lite; introduces SMS Insights in India

Skype Lite, built for the Indian market, has received a new feature that categorises SMS messages and offers the ability to take relevant action on the items categorised.

skype lite sms

Microsoft’s HealthVault proceeding with plans to enable 2FA in October

Possibly long overdue, Microsoft has announced that its HealthVault service will be enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) in October, adding an extra layer of security to users’ HealthVault accounts.

Microsoft's HealthVault app

Microsoft expands partnership with Pact to fight against child labor in Congo mining industry

To continue its fight against child labor in the Congo mining industry, Microsoft has expanded its partnership with Pact, a three-year financial commitment to support the Children Out of Mining project.

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That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.